Savory Spiced Pecans Recipe

Savory Spiced Pecans are an easy party recipe with soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and a hint of Tabasco. Seasoned roasted pecans are a classic appetizer snack, especially for the holidays. Grab the recipe and make some for an easy cocktail party at home.

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Easy Savory Pecans

If there’s one food item that never goes out of style for a party at home, it’s seasoned nuts. And being from the South, we prefer our beloved pecans!

These seasoned pecans are great to round out any appetizer party menu, or place them on the bar so guests can nibble as they pour. This recipe is a wonderful mix of smoky flavors with a hint of heat.

Pecans are nice and “meaty” and the perfect nut for dressing up with lots of flavors. From sweet & spicy pecans to cinnamon sugar candied pecans, there’s a flavored recipe to please everyone.

pecans in silver dish on blue table with wine

I like to keep plenty of entertaining supplies on hand this time of year. That means nuts, cheeses, crackers, and plenty of booze. If you have pecan halves in your pantry or freezer, I bet you have the ingredients to make these savory pecans!

PARTY TIP: Buy nuts in bulk and keep them in the freezer for up to 2 years. They’re great to have on hand for last minute party plans.

Cocktail Snacks

I love to balance out the flavor of a sweeter drink with something savory so I always put a bowl on the bar for guests to nibble as they sip.

For an easy cocktail to sip on with the nuts, try this Kahlúa cocktail: combine 1 ounce Kahlua + 3/4 ounce Amaretto + 4 ounces of Coke or Pepsi. Serve over ice.

seasoned pecans on silver tray on gray table

How to Make Savory Spiced Pecans

  1. Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper before adding the pecans, for easy clean up.
  2. Once you mix the sauce with the pecans you’ll have some remaining in the bottom of the bowl. Make sure you pour that over the pecans before putting them in the oven to roast. That sauce is full of delicious flavor!
  3. Use other nuts with this recipe too! Walnuts and almonds would be terrific on their own or added with the pecans. Just make sure to stick with the 3 cups of nuts called for in the recipe.
  4. Once these are cooked, makes sure to let them cool completely before serving. That allows the pecans to set up and retain their crunch.
  5. Store these in a bowl lightly covered with foil for up to 5 days (if they last that long).

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savory spiced pecans recipe

Savory Spicy Pecans recipe

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Savory spiced pecans are an easy party recipe with soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and a hint of Tabasco. Seasoned and roasted to perfection, these pecans are a classic appetizer snack, especially for the holidays.


  • 3 cups pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Tabasco sauce


  1. Combine wet ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Place pecans in a large bowl and pour wet mixture over top. Stir to coat pecans.
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
  4. Spread pecans onto foil in a single layer and pour any remaining sauce mixture evenly over the nuts.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes., stirring after every 10 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely and serve.


Try this with other nuts like almonds or walnuts; or mix 2 or 3 types together.

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